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Stand Beside Her


We can all Stand Beside Her!

Created by Girl Scouts Heart of the South, the National Stand Beside Her Movement is a call to action initiative to mentor, support and develop women and girls; to end comparison and competition and create more collaboration and support for one another.

The Stand Beside Her Movement culminates each year in October with National Side Beside Her Week to encourage people to commit to supporting girls and women in their lives, their home, their office and in their community. This week was chosen to commemorate Girl Scouts founder, Juliette Gordon Low’s birthday on October 31.  Low’s life work was about supporting, developing and mentoring strong girls and women.

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Here’s What You Need to Do!

Patch Program and Take Action Project:  Collect items throughout October benefitting the Healing Place of Kentucky’s Women’s Campus.  Drop off your items at your nearest PLC.  The collection is just one step towards completing the patch program, so be sure to check out the Stand Beside Her Patch Program materials for more activities.

Items needed: full-sized toothbrushes, deodorants, soaps, socks, notepads, pens, highlighters, folders, and feminine hygiene products

Girls of all ages will participate in activities that elevate the Girl Scout Promise and Law and give us all new and innovate ways to Stand Beside Her!  Troops and individuals can complete the steps of the Stand Beside Her Patch Program on their own or with their troop in October or at the Stand Beside Her Celebration.

Stand Beside Her Celebration: Join us at the Stand Beside Her Celebration on October 28th.  This event is optional and an opportunity to drop off your collected items, as well as a way to complete the patch program activities with your fellow Girl Scouts!

Patches can be purchased at any of our council shops for $1 each in October, as well as at the Stand Beside Her Celebration on October 28th.

Sign up for the Stand Beside Her Celebration Today!
Due to an overwhelming response, registration has been closed for the Stand Beside Her Celebration.
Complete the patch programs on your own or with your troop. You can also drop off your donated items at any time at your nearest PLC!

Complete the Patch Program!

Stand Beside Her, the October Patch of the Month, is an awareness initiative created by Girl Scouts focused on the on-going need to foster an environment that will allow ALL girls to become healthy, confident women who can contribute fully to society.

Download the Patch Program

Let Us Know You are Standing Beside Her!

Contact Volunteer Care if your troop opts in to participate – we want to keep you in the loop on breaking news, media opportunities, collection success stories, and patch program information. Also, don’t forget to submit photos or videos of your troops ‘standing beside her’ to the council or #gskstandsbesideher via social media.